Large area where different groups of people are controlled by one ruler or government
take control of by force/violence
Spanish who took control by force of the Inca an Aztec civilizations
Southern Mexico & northern Central America
Where was the Aztec empire located?
Who was the Spanish Conquistador who conquered the Aztecs?
Moctezuma or Montezuma
Who was the Aztec leader?
What did Cortes want as a ransom for Montezuma?
Hit in head with stone
How did Montezuma die?
What killed more Aztec than violence?
South America(west coast-Columbia,Ecuador, Peru, Chili
Where was the Inca Empire located?
Which Spanish conquistador lead the conquest of the Inca?
gold & silver
What did the treasure did the Inca have?
Which was the wealthiest empire in the world during the 1500's?
Had a highway system and "runners" would take messages
How did the Inca Empire pass messages in their large empire?
It allowed them to contact people in Mexico who had small pox and they spread the disease as they moved along the highways
What negative impact did this highway system and the movement of people have on the Inca?
How did the Inca ruler, Capac die?
Began a civil war and fought for control of Inca empire
What did Capac's son's do after he died?
What were the knotted strings Inca messengers carried to remember information?
What mountain range did the Inca inhabit in South America?
sweat of the sun
What did the Inca call gold?
Tears of the moon
What did the Inca call silver?
What is the name of Capac's son who controlled the northern part of the Inca Empire?
stone thrown by either Aztec or Spanish and hit him in the head
How was the Aztec leader, Montezuma, killed?
Who was the Spanish leader who conquered the Aztecs?
Who was the Spanish leader who conquered the Inca?
fill a room with gold and silver
When Pizzaro took the Inca leader, Atahualpa, prisoner, what did Atahualpa say he would do to earn his freedom?
Pizarro melted them all down to send back to Spain as gold bars
Why are there so few gold and silver artifacts that remain from the Inca empire?